Now for the not so great news. The cancer invaded the cervix to a depth of 1.6 cm out of 2.0 cm max wall thickness and the cancer is aggressive.
OK....so what does all this mean. First surgery did not totally take care of the problem. Follow up treatment will be needed. Dr Dotters felt that radiation therapy was a must, because of the aggressive nature of this type cancer it would likely return to the cervix area. It was also recommended to sandwich the radiation with chemotherapy to kill any cancer cells that might have escaped and are hiding that the radiation would not get.
Wow, radiation OK I can do that.....I can see that's a no brainer. But, Chemo No No No! Please No! I need to think. We set up consultations with both the Radiation and the Chemotherapy Doctors so I could get my questions answered. I had time to think and do some research.
Decisions .... What to do now!